Friday, July 15, 2011

Princess Maria Adelaide of Italy married today

July 15, 1935

Princess Maria Adelaide of Savoy-Genoa, a cousin of King Vittorio Emanuele, was married today to Don Leone Massimo, Duke of Anticoli-Corrado, a member of an old Roman noble family.  The wedding took place at in the chapel of  the palace of  San Rossore in "the presence of members of the ruling family and 500 Italian aristocrats," according to the Associated Press dispatch.

Princess Maria Adelaide, is the fifth of sixth children of the late Prince Tommaso of Savoy-Genoa, Duke of Genoa, and Princess Marie Elisabeth of Bavaria.  Don Leone was born in 1896.

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